We still have some Spring Break activities going on through the weekend. Plus, we have the West Michigan Whitecaps Opening Day, a Storm Drain Challenge, Comedy, Concerts, William Shatner, and a Robotics Competition!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

Click on the event title for additional information.

 

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    Spring Break at the Museum

    Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

    Runs through Sunday, April 7th, 2019 - Regular Museum Hours

    Cost: Regular Museum Admission

    Spend Spring Break at the GRPM! Through April 7, come face to face with dinosaurs in Expedition: Dinosaur, rekindle and create memories in the TOYS! exhibit and create with special spring break hands-on activities! Make dinosaur and toys inspired crafts including making your own dinosaur, sock monkey headbands, and dinosaur fossils, play over-sized games including Chess and Connect Four, and more! Join the GRPM on Saturday, April 6 for special dinosaur science in the Saturday Curiosity Labs. The Roger B. Chaffee Planetarium will be adding additional shows and show times special for Spring Break. See stunning shows daily on the hour from 11 am to 6 pm through 6, including From Earth to the Universe and Dark Side: The Light Show. The Museum will be open late through Saturday, April 6, until 7 p.m.!

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    Free Youth Admission to the GRAM during Spring Break

    Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Run through Sunday, April 7th, 2019 - Regular Museum Hours

    Cost: Free for youth ages 17 and under

    Gather your friends and family this Spring Break and enjoy free admission to GRAM for youth ages 17 and under! Admission includes free entry to GRAM’s current exhibitions and related programming: Current exhibitions include A Decade at the Center: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions; Self, Symbol, Surrogate: Artist Portraits from GRAM’s Collection; A Legacy of Love: Selections from the Mabel Perkins Collection; and GRAM’s Permanent Collection

    Drop-in Studio: Spring Break

    Saturday, April 6, 1-4 pm

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    WMEAC’s Storm Drain Challenge

    At a Storm Drain Near You!

    Runs through Wednesday, April 10th, 2019

    Cost: Free

    Find a Storm Drain near you and clear the trash out of it in order to be entered in for the chance to win a FREE ticket to the annual Blue Tie Ball event. Post a before and after photo by April 10th including the hashtag #BlueTieBall2019 so they can see your work! The Blue Tie Ball is West Michigan Environmental Action Council's annual fundraising gala, supporting their work to protect Michigan's environment and the people who depend on it! This event includes live music, drinks and dinner featuring locally sourced ingredients. It also includes our popular auction for one-of-a-kind Michigan experiences.

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    First In Michigan District Forest Hills Event - Robotics Competition

    Forest Hills Central High School, 5901 Hall St., SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 - 8:00 am-8:00 pm

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - 8:00 am-6:30 pm

    Cost: Free Admission

    Come watch teams compete to gain a spot at the Michigan FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) State Championship which will be at the Ryder Center in Saginaw on April 11th-13th! Support your teams and join the excitement of FIRST!

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    William Shatner Live & Screening of "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $59.75

    Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to DeVos Performance Hall on Friday for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Enjoy a screening of the classic film "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan" on the big screen, followed by a live conversation with "Captain James T. Kirk”. William Shatner will be sharing fascinating and humorous stories from portraying the original Captain Kirk in the "Star Trek" television series and movies, and from his career spanning over 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director and writer. Fans will also have the chance to ask him their questions during the audience led Q & A. Don't miss your chance to see a Hollywood legend in this thrill-of-a-lifetime evening.

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    The Wall Live Extravaganza - "The Greatest Floyd Show on Earth"

    20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 - 7:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $29.50

    The Wall Live Extravaganza is a deep dive into Pink Floyd’s masterpiece and beyond. The show travels through every song of The Wall universe with a precision nowhere to be seen.

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    Comedian Kelsey Cook

    Dr. Grin’s at The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Thursday, April 4th, 2019 - 8:00 pm

    Friday, April 5th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - 8:00 pm & 10:30 pm

    Cost: Tickets are $5-$15 depending on time of show

    Kelsey recently made her late night debut on "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon”, as well as her Comedy Central debut on "This is Not Happening”. She also co-hosts the "Self-Helpless" podcast with fellow comedians, Taylor Tomlinson and Delanie Fischer. It can regularly be found on the iTunes Top Comedy Charts and has featured guests like Brian Regan, Bert Kreischer, Nikki Glaser and Gad Elmaleh. When Kelsey isn’t doing stand up, she is a probably at a local bar, hustling people who don’t know she is a World Champion foosball player.

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    Baseball: West Michigan Whitecaps vs. South Bend Cubs

    Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Dr., NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - 4:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $9.00

    The West Michigan Whitecaps play their home opener against the South Bend Cubs this Saturday! Come out to celebrate the 26th season of Whitecaps baseball! 2019 is the year of the pig and they are kicking this year off right! The first 1,000 fans through the gate will get a Franky winter hat presented by Fifth Third Bank. Plus, there are a lot of new food items to try as well.

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    Kenny Chesney: Songs For The Saints Tour

    Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St. W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Saturday, April 6th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 - 7:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $27.00

    Inspired by the resilience of the people around him, Kenny Chesney doubles down on the human connection for his 2019 tour by seeking those members of No Shoes Nation who have spent the past decade and a half making the trip to stadium markets for what is now a summer tradition. Designed for markets that may not have stadiums, but still have lots of heart, Songs for the Saints 2019 Tour reflects the personal sentiment that defines the album of the same name.

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    Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical

    DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave., NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Sunday, April 7th, 2019 - 4:00 pm

    Cost: Tickets start at $35.00

    Pride & Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical tells the story of Marvin Gaye, one of music’s most expressive singers, a deeply talented producer and a superb songwriter of both the romantic and the revolutionary. In his career, Marvin Gaye earned 18 pop Top 10s, three of which peaked at no. 1, and 38 R&B Top 10s; 13 of those hit no. 1, tying him for first in that category with Michael Jackson. In 1987, he was among the second group of artists honored with induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But his legacy goes beyond numbers and honors. He led the way for intensely personal artistic self-expression in the commercial world of modern pop music and elevated the impact of soul music as an agent for social change. Intimate, raw and brutally honest, his songs revealed a mixture of grit and sweetness, confidence and vulnerability, spirituality and sensuality.